EVENT: AxA – Art by Architects

The Metro Vancouver Chapter of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) would like to invite you to Art x Architects –... Read More

Kids in the City: Raising a family in a 500sq ft laneway home

Akua Schatz, a director at the Canadian Green Building Council, and her photographer husband, Brendon Purdy, currently live in a home... Read More

This Tiny Abandoned Church Perfectly Captures Villeray’s Changing Past

The neighbourhood of Villeray is characterized by a “time-capsule” hodgepodge of 1950s signage, multicultural supermarkets, boarded-up... Read More

RELEASE: New Westminster Affordable Housing Projects on Small Sites: Request for Proposals

The City of New Westminster is requesting proposals (RFP) for innovative affordable ownership or rental housing projects for two... Read More

Urbsanity: Raising the bar

Good design starts before a single line is drawn. It begins with the relationship between the client (and various stakeholders) and... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – Narrow Houses: New Directions in Efficient Design

Author: Avi Friedman (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010)   Avi Friedman is an architecture professor at McGill University who has... Read More

Oppose the building, not the people

HALIFAX – Know what happens when too many rats live together? According to one influential study, they become violent and... Read More

Dead rail lines, lost streets, and more Toronto oddities

There’s a couple of new lofts at the southeast corner of Carlaw and Dundas. The courtyard between the two buildings curves... Read More

Book Review – City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis

Edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb (n+1 / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015) When people write about their city it is... Read More

Book Review – The West Coast Modern House

The West Coast Modern House chronicles the development of mid-century modern Vancouver residential architecture and its continued... Read More